Stage 3: Implementation

Strategic Actions associated with this stage. During this step data collection would commence to enable a ‘before’ scenario to be quantified and subsequently assessed. During this step the innovation and the associated assessment systems and services as specified through Stage 2 will be procured. Through this step the innovation and the associated assessment systems and services as specified through Stage 2 will be developed. During this step the innovation and the associated assessment systems and services as specified through Stage 2 will be implemented and installed at the pilot location. During this step the innovation and the associated assessment systems and services will be validated against the requirements specified through Stage 2. Throughout Stage 3, consideration must be given to the overall continuation of the pilot. In particular the business case must be reviewed during the procurement step when a firm indication of the pilot costs will be apparent. Similarly during the validation step when checks will be made to ensure that all the necessary requirements of the innovation are provided. Typical outputs that might be expected from this stage. Stage 2 Stage 2 Stage 4 Stage 5 No Yes

Step 3.5 - Validation

This step is essential in confirming that all the requirements as specified in Stage 2 have been implemented and can be proved and the impact assessed.

Innovation commissioning and acceptance in accordance with the site acceptance tests and schedules agreed during step 3.3 will be actioned here. It is essential that this is applied to all the pilot site equipment at all locations. Following the successful completion of the acceptance test approval certificates should be provided.

It is essential through this stage that a test schedule is developed. Sufficient training is provided to the operational and assessment teams to ensure correct use of the innovation through the pilot. The timing of this training should be effected at a time to ensure that the skills acquired can be implemented and practiced effectively.